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FASTER builds training courses for movement specialists and manages communities of trainers to keep them relevant.
FASTER builds training courses for movement specialists and manages communities of trainers to keep them relevant.

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How Research Kicked My Ass! - TLDR VERSION If you are not honest about your personal bias and if you do not read papers, or read good papers with an open mind to a specific question, then eventually you will be left behind. LONG VERSION Reading through a Facebook Group of Personal Trainers, I read both an alignment debate and then a research debate. After which I found myself and sitting at my desk thinking that I may have joined a deluded industry. I love the trainers I meet, they want to do great things for their clients, and want to help so much that sometimes they over believe and then do not critically review. Worse, than that, they then become attached to the information, see results and then defend their opinion like nothing else counts. It is almost like they miss the point and they lose their focus on the client because they focus on the system so much. It took me ten years to evolve out of following guru s; it took me most of those years to grow out of my ego and my attachment to being right. Now I know
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Core Momentum Trainer Boosts Sex Drive? - Core Momentum Trainer Boosts Sex Drive? Written by Joanne Groves Want to find an exciting gift for your loved one this year – one that will make Valentine’s Day a day (or night) to remember?
You may want to consider The Big Red or other coloured  Core Momentum Trainer (CMT) By Escape Fitness By now you may have heard how popular the Core Momentum Trainer is for hitting your Core and getting your Blood pumping and your heart rate up. We know it is fantastic to help with sports specific training. We know it makes our core hurt for days and that we hit energy systems at pace resulting in fat burning. We also now it is fantastic for therapy to increase power in new ranges but there may well be a new reason this valentines day to check out your local trainer with a CMT. A group of 78 sedentary but healthy men were split up and half put through their energy systems 3 to 5 times a week and I m guessing there is no surprise to discover those that went through the exercise program exp
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Faster Training Expert 2016 – 3.0 UK - This is a video that outlines the amazing opportunity you could have this year, to join one of the best teams in the industry.  We are 130 people strong, and we work together to bring the best techniques, based on the best and latest research to our clients. The FTE is a 1-year course, that lasts forever, that you can keep returning to as many times as you want, in order to help you lead the industry.  If you follow the link, then you can see an outline of the course, the live dates and the weekly focus on content.  We are proud to have some of the best trainers in our industry associated with the course as fellow FTE members.  They work across the industry, in clubs, with teams, A-list celebrities and on great new product education. LEARN MORE I hope at the least, this video inspires you to take the next step in your career, and maybe for 6 of you, we will see the next set of FASTER trainers get on board!
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Why is Neural Notching Important? - Neural Notching is a made up term that I have used to help Trainers and Coaches really delve into the difference between Performance and Skill training, as well as understand the misconceptions behind Strength, Power, Rom and Mobility. It gives you the ability to see more clearly the question that needs to be asked, before we jump into the answers, and so will leave you at a point where the techniques you choose for a client will be accurate, effective and efficient. Based on the latest research on Performance and Skill Development, I explore how the different focus can be detrimental to each other and furthermore how that is a big problem when you develop exercise and programming strategies to help a client achieve their end goal. In this video I look at a simple squat, and show the skills you need to start helping someone improve their squat. It will help you see that in the end things are not so complicated, but first you need to get that initial question defined. Here is the video
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Neural Notching Using Tennis as an Example - Neural Notching is the course I never intended to write, as it comes from a made up term I used in a course to describe range of motion, strength and power. Specifically, it was to describe these typically separated terms as one, across several positions in a muscle, across ranges, in a skill. GET THE ONLINE COURSE HERE COME AND DO THIS LIVE IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA! The term Neural Notching, and Neural Notch started to grow a life online, and this meant that I had to address it, before someone made up a course on the term. I had a horror vision that a company would spring up, training Neural Notching Practitioners or Therapists. I was not interested in this happening at all. GET THE ONLINE COURSE HERE COME AND DO THIS LIVE IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA! This video explores how we used the process to build a program that is very specific for high-end tennis performance.
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The Science of Rapid Skill Development - Skill Development is the Key Ingredient that Education Companies won t Share! Skill is the ability to perform a task, the level of your skill is often measured in consistency, accuracy, speed of recall or total power output.  It could be a combination of these as well. In fitness, we are taught to be the expert and then we get to teach our clients how to move better. This is a self-serving policy for Fitness Guru s because they can then be a bigger authority than you, and then you can big a bigger authority than your client.  Sales are then built on fear, and coaching for skills become strict, not optimal. However, if you know about Pain, Injury, Performance and Fatigue management, then you will know that fear and a lack of skill level (measured against the skill recall and appropriate power output) c0mbine to slow down your clients progress. There is too much in that statement to go directly into the science and reasoning but in the courses and the FASTER philosophy we do this in
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Why all clients need speed training - Speed training can be split into many components, especially if you get sports specific.  However, it is important to understand that some of the skills required in the training of speed and performance are also applicable to the regular client as well. In the UK according to Age UK then over £2billion is spent on health care costs associated with falls.  However with exercise that is challenging enough, then fall prevention exercise can be beneficial for reducing the chances of these falls. FASTER had built 5 specific responses to challenges (we call skills) that can be trained to assist in improving motion.  When working with the general population, then skill transfer requires less specific solutions.  This means that everything will improve balance and fall prevention, however, experience and confidence in movement have been shown to help clients feel less pain and encourages them to move more. For fall prevention then I would focus on rapid force production.  This is a grea
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Muay Thai: A brief history and getting it FASTER’ised! Part 1 -
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Why You Should Take A Core Momentum Trainer Live Course - Why You Should Take A Core Momentum Trainer Live Course The Core Momentum Trainer developed by Escape Fitness and FASTER Health and Fitness has developed the online and live course programs. How does the Core Momentum Trainer Work? At the end of each movement, users feel a sudden force. Work effectively and you hear a sharp, sudden sound. The sound of the collision in the Power Core provides an accurate indication of how well the exercise is being performed. When you are working effectively with the CMT the material hits the Power Core sweet spot and you hear a sharp, sudden sound. A longer, less sharp sound indicates that you are losing focus or are becoming fatigued, so it’s time to up the effort or move on to another exercise. The removable handles allow for more specificity. Exercises can be performed sitting, kneeling, standing or travelling. Energy Escape Guest Blog post from one of FASTER s CMT Master Trainer via Escape Fitness Blog As with all training tool
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5 Body Weight Exercises To Jump Start Your Week - 5 Body Weight Exercises To Jump Start Your Week It is Labor Day here in the US,  so I thought a quick, full-body workout with body weight exercises will get the heart rate up and build up your BBQ hunger.  These 5 exercises are functional and work the core. It is a beautiful day, so take this workout outside.  The workout is based on the HIIT training system, devised by Tabata and uses original exercises. However, the system load to rest ratio is the same. All the exercises are functional, whole body and tough. All of them are combinations of on the floor and upright movements. This is a great exercise protocol if you have little time and want to work really hard.  I am throwing in a couple FASTER Crumps!
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